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Watering Can Options for Easier Gardening

by Shannon Lee, All About Lawns Columnist

Choosing the perfect watering can might seem like a no-brainer. But on the road to starting your lovely container garden or vegetable patch, it becomes clear that not all watering cans are created equal!

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The Perfect Watering Can

Do you need a gentle stream of water for those tiny pots? Do you need a foolproof and spill-proof way to distribute water evenly? What about those large jobs? Look for these types of watering cans on your next visit to the home and garden store:

  • For container gardens, opt for a watering can with a long, tapered spout. This enables you to reach even the smallest pots and direct the stream of water exactly where it is needed.
  • For the larger garden, choose a large-capacity can. A sturdy handle, long neck, and wide spout with several openings is ideal.
  • If you need a watering can that can do double duty, choose one with a removable spout. When it's time to water the backyard garden, use the large sprinkler spout--and when you want a gentle touch on that herb garden, attach the small spout for directed control.
  • If you have trouble holding a traditional watering can, opt for one with a comfortable, cushioned grip.
  • Several pots grouped together require precise control. Choose a watering can with a swivel spout. No more bending your body to reach awkward places--just turn the spout, tip the can, and the watering job is done.

Watering Can Essentials

The best watering can is easy to handle and provides just the stream of water you need. Choose one with all your needs in mind, and your beautiful garden will thank you!

About the Author

Shannon Dauphin is a freelance writer based near Nashville, Tennessee. Her house was built in 1901, so home repair and renovation have become her hobbies.

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